This is a working document of surveys and funding opportunities to assist Caribbean Museums, Arts and Heritage in the time of COVID-19.
Additions to this document can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Global||International Council of Museums||Museums, museum professionals and COVID-19
Help us gather information on how the pandemic is affecting the museum sector around the world. A global vision will help us give a stronger and clearer response on how to support museums through this difficult time.
|Caribbean and Diaspora||Commonwealth Association of Museums, Museums Association of the Caribbean, ICOM Barbados||The Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) is collaborating with ICOM Barbados and the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) to develop a Caribbean-Canadian Museum Exchange.
ICOMB has received funding from the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to support this project; this is in addition to funds CAM has received from the Edmonton Heritage Council.
This exchange workshop will provide professional development opportunities for individuals working in museums, culture and heritage organisations across the Caribbean and in the Caribbean diaspora in Canada.
The first workshop which will take place in the Caribbean, hopefully late this Fall, global health conditions permitting.
In support for this project a needs assessment had been generated and it is very important that heritage professionals complete this survey to demonstrate interest/need for this initiative.
Through this survey the project tram hopes to learn what topics participants would be most interested in learning, and how to best deliver the workshops.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Caribbean-Canadian Museum Exchange Co-ordinator, Shona MacKay, email@example.com, or Catherine C. Cole, Secretary General of CAM , firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not miss this opportunity to build capacity within the region and receive targeted training for the Caribbean’s specific special heritage needs!
|Barbados||Barbados National Art Gallery||April 15th marked UNESCO World Art Day, and in tandem with the UNESCO ResiliArt debate, the Barbados National Art Gallery would like to hear from Barbadian artists! The ResiliArt debate brings together artists and key industry actors to sound the alarm on the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of artists and cultural professionals. The debate is designed to inform the development of policies and financial mechanisms that can help creators and communities to overcome the crisis.
Many artists and cultural professionals in Barbados have always had to find creative ways of maintaining their practice in our local context, and this pandemic has again given rise to a new challenge that requires innovative ways of connecting with the public and sharing their practice during this time of restriction and confinement. Share your experiences via the survey.
|Caribbean||Compete Caribbean / The National Cultural Foundation Barbados||CREATIVE SECTOR SURVEY
Compete Caribbean is conducting a short survey to better understand needs among Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Caribbean as it relates to funding and the impact of COVID.
The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) is a private sector development that delivers innovative and practical solutions that stimulate economic growth, increase productivity and foster innovation and competitiveness. CCPF is a partnership between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the Government of Canada and operates in 13 countries across the Caribbean region.
We invite all creatives to complete the survey.
|Caribbean||Central Development Bank||Overview
WHO WE ARE
The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) was established in 2017 with an initial USD2.6 million in capitalisation from the Caribbean Development Bank. It is intended to be a multi-donor fund, which will support the development of the creative industries (CI) sector in the Caribbean. CIIF’s goal is to enable the region’s cultural and creative industries to be globally competitive.
WHAT WE DO
How to Apply
This grant is targeted at CI entrepreneurs who can demonstrate loss of income for music, festival and carnival events that have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19.
|https://bit.ly/2WhnMMp||May 20th 2020|
|Jamaica||Kingston Creative||In light of the impact on creative people and businesses from the COVID-19 outbreak, Kingston Creative is introducing a new pot of funds for virtual arts activities, called Digital Commissions. Understanding that it is critical to keep creatives earning and visible during this time, the arts NGO is allocating J$2,700,000 to new commissions that creatives in Jamaica can apply to until – May 31, 2020 by contacting email@example.com.
|https://bit.ly/3bhCSpi||May 31st 2020|
|Global||The Lumen Prize
|The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology is a juried international competition offering a prize fund of $11.5k for works in multiple categories. Now in its 9th year, The Lumen Prize has already awarded over $80,000 in prize money and has staged over 40 exhibitions worldwide, including London, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Cardiff, Leeds, Amsterdam, and Athens.
This year we have a prize particular to artists working in countries located in the Southern Hemisphere.
|June 12th 2020|
|Global||Visa Foundation||The Visa Foundation announced a commitment of two programs totaling $210 million to support small and micro businesses, aligning with the Foundation’s long-term focus on women’s economic advancement and inclusive economic development, and to address an urgent need from local communities following the spread of COVID-19.
The first program of $10 million is designated for immediate emergency relief to support charitable organizations on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as public health and food relief, in each of the five geographic regions in which Visa operates: North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe; Asia Pacific; and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.
|Global||The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Fund
|The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding
|This program has no deadlines.